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Rosetta's big day in the Sun

ESA’s Rosetta today witnessed Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko making its closest approach to the Sun. The exact moment of perihelion occurred at 02:03 GMT this morning when the comet came within 186 million km of the Sun.  To source

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Lightly thru space

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: ESA’s Cebreros deep-space tracking station reflecting environmentally friendly light To source

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Comet’s firework display ahead of perihelion

In the approach to perihelion over the past few weeks, Rosetta has been witnessing growing activity from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, with one dramatic outburst event proving so powerful that it even pushed away the incoming solar wind. To source

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Tracking downunder

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: ESA’s New Norcia deep-space tracking station illuminated against the Australian night sky To source

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Southern Bavaria

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-1 image of Germany’s state of Bavaria, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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